About Gloria

 ISB ’16. Wellesley ’20.

Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by. My name is Gloria Sun and I am a Biochemistry major at Wellesley College. Despite being mainly a student of science, I consider myself a lifelong learner, and I never have enough hours in the day. I have a deep love for words – novels, drama, and most of all, poetry. I especially enjoy the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and his mythology, the plays of William Shakespeare, and the poems of T.S. Eliot. I love reading and giving/receiving book recommendations! Periodically, this website will be a platform for my creative work – written, visual, and musical.

I am the oldest of five. I have a younger sister, Joyce, and three younger brothers: Albert, Eric, and Oliver. Collectively, we call ourselves GJAEO! I consider my family to be one of my greatest blessings in life.

I also believe that my life would be so much duller without the gift of music. I am primarily an amateur violinist, and although I have been classically trained, I enjoy music from all time periods from all corners of the globe. This includes but is not limited to: Western Classical, Modern, Rock, Jazz, World Music, R&B, and some Pop. I have a deep love for musicals, string quartets, and symphony/concerto marathons. I have also had some experience with conducting, composing, arranging, and improvising.

As a Christian, I will be blogging once in a while about my life experiences and periods of personal growth. I do not have everything figured out though, and am certainly far from perfect. In a nutshell, I am an idealist who is perpetually confused by the universe.

A couple more things: INFJ, ABC, leftie, and I can lick my elbow.

That’s all you need to know, for now.

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Pronunciation: /ˈrɛkwɪəm/

  1. (Especially in the Roman Catholic Church) a Mass for the repose of the souls of the dead.
    1. A musical composition setting parts of a requiem Mass, or of a similar character.
    2. An act or token of remembrance.

Middle English, from Latin (first word of the introit of the requiem mass), accusative of requies rest, from re- + quies quiet, rest.

From the Oxford and Merriam-Webster dictionaries.